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Pat HurleyPat Hurley

Acting Teacher

Pat Hurley is an actor who has performed in many Atlanta theatres, as well as regionally and in New York. He holds an M.F.A. from F.S.U. /Asolo Theatre Conservatory of Acting and a B.F.A. from University of North Carolina. A Teaching Artist at the Alliance Theatre Acting Program, Pat does extensive private coaching for actors. For the past fifteen years he has played Drosselmyer in The Georgia Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker."



Catherine DunneCatherine Dunne

Bel Canto Voice Teacher

A vocal teacher employing the Bel Canto method of singing. Catherine studied with Maestro Raoul Querzé at Carnegie Hall in NYC. (At the age of 17, the Maestro coached Enrico Caruso. Entire Broadway casts were among his accomplished students.) She completed her training with Aldo Tullio, another great teacher working with singers at The Metropolitan Opera. Catherine teaches a wide range of singers and her method has been coined "yoga for the voice." Catherine's students are working professionals around Atlanta, New York, and Los Angeles. Interesting Workshop opportunities await anyone studying with Catherine -- completing the package of the "total performer."



Carol SzkutekCarol Szkutek

Dance Instructor

Ms. Carol began her training in New Orleans at the Giacobbee Academy. She was a charter member of Delta Festival Ballet -- dancing soloist and principal roles. At 17 she was invited to join the Joffrey II and was promoted to the main company, working with choreographers Sir Fredrick Ashton, Jerome Robbin, Twyla Tharp, Agnes de Mille, Gerald Arpino and others. Five years with Joffrey were followed by a year’s international tour with Alexander Godunonov in the Pavlova with Lexington Ballet. She presently resides in Atlanta and has performed with Ballet Rotaru and Roswell Dance Theatre. Ms. Carol taught for the Georgia State University dance department and company, “Movement Force.” She also taught at Spelman College. She has taught and performed with Emory University for 3 seasons, and is currently teaching at Atlanta Ballet.


Christina ReavesChristina Reaves


Christina is a "triple threat" in her own right. She comes to the Workshop with a full plate of talent. She studied the bel canto method of singing under Catherine Dunne and completed her studies as a performance major in the Opera division at Georgia State, completing her undergraduate degree in 2006. Christina begins her graduate work as a Dance Performance major this fall at New York University. She has been a company member of Zoetic Dance Company for several years, studied under Carol Szkutek at The Atlanta Ballet Company, as well as numerous other dance studios in a variety of dance styles. She exhibits the strength of all three disciplines (acting, singing, dancing) in all her performances.


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